CBD and the FDA in 2019 with President Trump recently passing the 2019 Farm Bill information. the farm bill,which contains positive results for the CBD community, however the widespread use of CBD isn’t here as of 2020. CBD oils have become very popular in lotions, tinctures, and foods, but their legal status still isn’t wide open. The Food and Drug Administration has sent warning letters to some companies making health claims for CBD.
CBD and the FDA Stand
Soon after the farm bill signing in Washington, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb restated his agency’s stance that CBD is a drug ingredient and therefore illegal to add to food or health products without approval from his agency.
Gottlieb wrote: “Selling unapproved products with unsubstantiated therapeutic claims is not only a violation of the law but also can put patients at risk, as these products have not been proven to be safe or effective.” The FDA statement also specified parts of hemp that are safe as food ingredients, but the CBD stance disappointed advocates.
The FDA statement said three ingredients derived from hemp (hulled hemp seeds, hemp seed protein, and hemp seed oil) are safe as foods and won’t require additional approvals, as long as marketers do not make claims that they treat disease.
Hemp, CBD In The US
Hemp, CBD, was already legal in some states before Trump signed the farm bill. However, now hemp farmers will be able to buy crop insurance, apply for loans and grants, and write off their business expenses on their taxes like any other farmer. ThisThe new farm bill marks a huge step forward for CBD farmers in the USA.
An FDA-approved drug for the treatment of seizures, Epidiolex, contains cannabis-derived CBD. GW Pharmaceuticals’ syrup became the first prescription drug derived from the cannabis plant in June.
Tim Helmick covers news and general assignments for CBDPeeps.com.